Asia-Africa-Europe-1 (AAE-1), a unique, next generation cable system, is built by an all-star consortium of 19 global service providers. It ventures to be the largest, newest cable constructed, to link all major Asian, African, Middle Eastern and European nations, via the lowest latency subsea route.
The cable, with a length of 25,000 kilometres, connects Hong Kong, Vietnam and Thailand, with Malaysia and Singapore, then onwards to Myanmar & Somalia, India, Pakistan, Oman, UAE, Qatar, Yemen, Djibouti, Saudi Arabia, Eygpy, Greece, Italy and France. It deploys state-of-the art 100Gbps technology with future-proof design (40Tbps initially) to accommodate advancements in optical technology.
It also features a 10ms improvement in Round-Trip-Delay on the HE-Europe route compared to alternative subsea systems. One of the unique features of AAE-1 is that whilst it terminates at two POPs in Singapore, it also continues further into Asia via diverse terrestrial routes across Thailand, connecting Vietnam and Hong Kong. This routing enables AAE-1 to have one of the lowest latencies between Hong Kong, India, Middle East and Europe.